06 March 2020 – Handwashing education campaign begins in Lagos

Type of Intervention: Advisory, Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Education
Level of Jurisdiction: State (Lagos)
Lead People/Agency: The Lagos State Government, through the Office of Sustainable Development Goals and Investment, has partnered with Dettol Clean Naija to take hand washing advocacy to public primary schools across the State.

Overview: The lagos state handwashing Advocacy targeted at public primary schools in Lagos is to inculcate the hygienic habit of handwashing into our primary school pupils through reliable partners in efforts to prevent them from contracting diseases and containing the deadly COVID-19 infection. The hand washing exercise, which kicked off on March 16, 2020 in schools within Ikeja Local Government Area, would involve the distribution of soaps to 50,000 pupils in 59 public primary schools across the 20 Local Government Areas in the State, and will run for 20 days.
Full details here: https://lagosstate.gov.ng/blog/2020/03/06/lasg-takes-handwashing-advocacy-to-primary-schools/

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The Special Adviser to the Governor on Sustainable Development Goals and Investment, Mrs. Solape Hammond, stated that the core objectives of the advocacy exercise are to teach pupils hygiene and prevention from contracting diseases, saying “It has been posited that hands are the easiest way of contracting diseases, and the best way of prevention of diseases is through the regular washing of hands”.